Cornhusker Bank Involves Community To Collect Shoes To Benefit People’s City Mission

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This year marks the 9th annual Cornhusker Bank One Day Without Shoes event for the benefit of the People’s City Mission.  In the history of the event Cornhusker Bank and organizations throughout the community that have partnered in the collection efforts have gathered over 132,000 pairs of shoes and cash donations for the mission to buy new footwear of over $68,000.

Over 130 locations throughout the community are partnering with the bank for this year’s shoe campaign and will be serving as collection sites for new, used, adult, and children’s shoes from April 1 through April 12, 2019.  According to Barry Lockard, Cornhusker Bank President/CEO, “The One Day Without shoes event has been phenomenally successful in giving bank associates and the community at large the opportunity to have a shared purpose which helps enhance our community and helps improve well-being of lives of individuals within it.” 

New or used shoes of all sizes will be collected at participating businesses throughout the community, including all Cornhusker Bank locations from April 1, 2019 through April 12, 2019.   On Saturday, April 6th, Cornhusker Bank will also have a FREE shred day at the 8310 O Street location only.  This provides the community a terrific opportunity to dispose of their unwanted paper documents in a safe manner while they can also drop off any shoes they would like to donate.

Cornhusker Bank invites the community to join bank associates and representatives of businesses which are collecting shoes, as we host a press conference on Tuesday, April 9th, 2019 at 10:45 a.m. with the People’s City Mission at Cornhusker Bank Center, 8310 O Street in Lincoln.  The press conference will include information about the impact of the event on the Mission and the community.  Everyone is also invited to join the walk immediately following the press conference from the Bank to the Mission’s Help Center at 68th and P Street, to help raise awareness of the need for adequate footwear in our community.  A free lunch will also be served at the Cornhusker Bank Center from 11:00 am to 1 pm on April 9th.  

Nebraska’s Strong Communities

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Cornhusker Bank and subsidiary, Lincoln First Realty, joined forces for our associates to donate goods for Fremont area flood victims which will be delivered later this week and distributed by Fremont area churches.  Cornhusker Bank found great information for flood recovery resources in this link to Governor Ricketts website: https://governor.nebraska.gov/press/nebraska%E2%80%99s-strong-communities.  Cornhusker Bank will continue to seek ways to help keep our Nebraska communities strong!

Christian Heritage and Cornhusker Bank Mirror Commitment to Betterment of Community

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In Cornhusker Bank’s quest to form deeper more valuable relationships with our customers, the unique opportunity to help a customer and a cause that affects our community has arisen.  Christian Heritage is a Cornhusker Bank customer founded in 1980 to care for at risk children and families in the state of Nebraska.  Their purpose of “offering hope” to children and families is driven by a deep-rooted calling and belief that children from hard places are worth investing in.  Christian Heritage is currently accomplishing their purpose through Foster Care, Destination…Dad®, and Safe Families for Children programs.  They have positively impacted thousands of children and families over the past 38 years, but know there is still much work to do.

According to Brad Brown, CEO of Christian Heritage, “In 2015, Christian Heritage decided to move our banking needs to Cornhusker Bank.  Barry Lockard, President and CEO, took the time to meet with our executive leadership team and work us through their mission, vision, beliefs and core values.  The personal connection, along with their mission to serve by providing solutions for lifelong success really resonated with us.  Their customer service is outstanding and they have a team of professionals who live out their core values.  We highly recommend Cornhusker Bank to individuals and companies in search of a home bank to meet their needs.”

Cornhusker Bank is committed to the success of our customers and to the local community we love.  We are therefore pleased to share information about an upcoming fundraising opportunity the nonprofit agency, Christian Heritage, has coming up soon.  Their fundraising efforts will allow them to further their purpose of offering hope to children and families.

Christian Heritage has partnered with Over the Edge to increase awareness and raise needed funds to sustain invaluable services to children and families.  Anyone who signs up as an “Edger” and personally raises $1,000 on behalf of Christian Heritage will earn the right to rappel from the roof of the Cornhusker Marriott on Saturday, August 11th.  If you are interested in going over the edge, here is how it works:

  1. Follow the orange “sign up” link at www.otecwe.com/lincoln.  Christian Heritage requires $85 to register and start your fundraising.
  2. After sign up, you’ll have a customized page you can post on your social media accounts in search of friends and family who will help you reach your $1,000 goal.
  3. You’ll have an option to secure your rappelling position by using your credit card as a guarantee.  Please note if you use this option, if you have not reached your $1,000 goal by August 11th, your card will automatically be charged the remainder of any unraised funding to reach your $1,000 minimum.
  4. Again, $1,000 is the minimum to secure your position to rappel.  If you’re able to raise even more, it makes you a bigger hero to the children and families in need!
  5. If you would simply like to donate to this fundraiser without becoming an “Edger”, you can do so at www.otecwe.com/lincoln/brad.brown.

Brad Brown would also love to hear from you if you or your organization are interested in a sponsorship. Or if you would simply like to learn more about Christian Heritage.  Brad can be reached at 402-421-5425 or at bradb@chne.org.

Cornhusker Bank has staff members who have “gone over the edge” to raise funds for a local non-profit in the past and highly recommend the experience and encourage you to embrace the opportunity to rappel, while helping children and families at the same time.

To learn more about Christian Heritage, please visit www.chne.org.

Why One Day Without Shoes?

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Cornhusker Bank’s One Day Without Shoes event for the benefit of the People’s City Mission has been a yearly event for the past eight years. The Bank invites businesses and organizations throughout Lincoln to participate by being collection sites for shoes, and/or walking with bank staff to help raise awareness of the need for footwear in our community. Records were broken this year, 2018, with over 36,613 pairs of shoes collected city-wide, over $8,800.00 in monetary funds donated and over 200 walkers.

Why does Cornhusker Bank believe in the One Day without Shoes event? The event is such a galvanizing event for local businesses, bank associates and for the clientele of the People’s City Mission. It takes only observing one adult getting what they describe as the “best pair of shoes in their whole life” or one little girl thrilled with that perfect pair of pink shoes that compels the bank to continue organizing the event. The event and cause provides a valuable service to our community. Cornhusker Bank loves Lincoln and wants to help make it the best it can be. It gives us a chance to open up that cause for participation by mutually like-minded businesses, schools, and other organizations and it allows our staff to interact with the public stopping by to donate shoes and display and experience the Cornhusker Bank culture of “Doing Life Together.”

Cornhusker Bank asks you to start considering participation to be a shoe collection site or to plan to join in the walk from the Cornhusker Bank Center to the People’s City Mission in April of 2019. Watch the bank website, www.CornhuskerBank.com, for details on the One Day Without Shoes Event, as well as other events like Cornhusker Bank’s annual Youth Fair.

Help provide shoes for those who need them by participating in One Day Without Shoes.

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What is One Day Without Shoes?

April 10, 2018 will be the 8th Annual One Day Without Shoes event held by Cornhusker Bank. Cornhusker Bank was inspired to start promoting this event by TOMS Shoes which donates a pair of shoes to a child in need in a third-world country for every pair of Tom’s Shoes which are sold. Cornhusker Bank recognized the needs in our community for those with inadequate footwear and partnered with People’s City Mission to help satisfy those needs.

View our One Day Without Shoes video.

How can you be involved?

  • By contacting Cornhusker Bank to arrange placement of a People’s City Mission donation barrel or box for new and used shoes in your place of business April 2nd through the 13th, 2018.
  • By making a monetary donation to the People’s City Mission for the One Day Without Shoes event.
  • By dropping off donations of new or used footwear at any Cornhusker Bank or partner location April 2nd through the 13th, 2018.
  • By joining us for a walk from the Cornhusker Bank Center at 84th & O to the People’s City Mission Help Center at 68th & P on April 10th, 2018 at 11 a.m. to help raise awareness of the need for shoes.
  • By going shoeless on April 10th to help raise awareness of this event and the importance of adequate footwear.

One Day Without Shoes Events have been a Huge Success

In 2011 Cornhusker Bank and People’s City Mission partnered to help raise awareness of the impact a pair of shoes can have on a person’s life by hosting a One Day Without Shoes event annually. The public has been encouraged to bring their new or used shoes, or cash donations to help put shoes on the feet of Lincoln’s less fortunate. In the first seven years of hosting this event, Cornhusker Bank’s six locations and numerous business partners have collected over 95,500 pairs of shoes and monetary donations totaling over $58,500!

Pastor Tom Barber, Executive Director of the People’s City Mission reported, “With this amazing amount of shoes and money we collected we will be able to help thousands of people. Thank you Cornhusker Bank for creating this event and thank you, all of Lincoln for all your kindness.”

For more information, please call 402-434-3788.

Blue Ribbon Support of Law Enforcement Personnel Promoted by Cornhusker Bank

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Inspired by the story of Vicki Lamb wanting to show her support for law enforcement personnel by tying blue ribbons to tree trunks which was reported in the Lincoln Journal Star on July 20th, Cornhusker Bank is following her lead. All Cornhusker Bank locations will be placing blue ribbons on trees around the branches. We will also be offering to anyone in the community who wishes to place a ribbon around their trees with a ribbon if they stop by a branch and ask for it beginning Monday, July 25th.

Cornhusker Bank and its associates value the work our police officers do. John Dittman, Chairman noted, “We greatly appreciate Ms. Lamb’s idea of showing support for the law enforcement personnel in our community. We hope people will stop by any Cornhusker Bank location for free blue ribbons to show their support.”

Cornhusker Bank remains Lincoln’s oldest locally owned bank, demonstrating hometown heart, stability, soundness and continued commitment to the success of its valued customers and associates.

Read Vicki Lamb Article

Cornhusker Bank Honored with University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Business Administration Advisory Board Award

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Business Administration held its Advisory Board Annual Awards Luncheon on Friday, April 15, 2016.  The awards recognize the outstanding accomplishments of business leaders and corporations in the state of Nebraska and the world.

Cornhusker Bank was honored to be awarded with the Corporate Leadership Award, which recognizes excellence in Nebraska-based companies that are successful, dynamic and have a high level of commitment to their communities, customers and employees.

UNL award 2Donde Plowman, John Dittman and Jeff Nordhoek at the UNL/CBA Awards Luncheon.

Cornhusker Bank Associates Fill Cedars Christmas Requests

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It is a long-standing Cornhusker Bank tradition for associates to donate gifts to fill Christmas wishes children Cedars is assisting.  Cedars provides Cornhusker Bank with ornaments which display a Christmas wish from each child.   For Christmas, 2015, every ornament Cedars sent had their wish fulfilled.  Cornhusker Bank thanks its entire associate base for “caring like crazy”,  one of the bank’s core values.

Living Out Our Mission

groundbreakingCornhusker Bank continues to put an emphasis on living out our mission to serve by providing solutions for lifelong success. This mission applies not only to bank customers, but to bank associates and the business itself.   With beliefs that include integrity, service, purpose, commitment, excellence, leadership and honoring the bank’s past, present and future, the bank strives to enhance the banking experience each and every day through exceptional customer experiences.

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